Religious Education & Formation

St. Giles Parish remains committed to supporting our families in passing on our faith. Current circumstances related to the Covid-19 virus will not permit us to move forward with in-person faith formation in the meaningful way we have been used to for so many years. However, beginning this Fall 2020 and through Spring 2021, we will be providing weekly family faith formation resources available to all families of the parish with no registration required while also offering At Home RE program done in partnership with Loyola Press and separate Sacrament Preparation programs.

SPECIAL NOTE ON COMMUNICATION:  Beginning in June 2020, all general communication for RE and the Parish is being sent via Flocknote.  Please make sure mail@flocknote.com is not being rerouted to your SPAM folder.


REGISTRATION FOR 2020-2021

First, please read the information regarding the Formation Opportunities Available (PDF) to see what will be provided for your families this year and what exactly is required, or not required, at each grade level.  Registration will be ongoing, so you do not need to worry about completing it immediately, but orders for materials will be put in by mid-September, so if you register later than that, you may need to wait for materials which we anticipate arriving in October.

Second, if you will be registering for the formal At Home RE program, alone or with Sacrament Preparation as part of the 2-year Sacrament process, you will use one of the links below to register.

Returning Families Link – ONLY:  If your student(s) was enrolled in one of the Religious Education & Formation programs here at St. Giles Parish in the 2019-2020 year, your information is already prepopulated in our database, so you should use this link that was sent earlier via Flocknote.  Even if you have had students in the program in the past, if you had no students in any program last year, you will need to use the other link – CLICK HERE – RETURNING FAMILIES LINK.

NEW Families Link – ONLY:  If you are a registered parishioner at St. Giles Parish, you may enroll your student(s) in the At Home RE Program, alone or with Sacrament Preparation, using this link.  Please note that this is a 2-step process wherein a staff member must check your parish registration status before giving you a link to continue.  This is generally completed within 12 hours – CLICK HERE – NEW FAMILIES LINK.

Beginning in Fall 2021, we plan to offer many different ways for parents to partner with the faith community in religious formation of their families. Please see the links to the right for more complete descriptions of those programs that we hope to resume at that time.

Questions? – Please contact our Director of Religious Education / Parish Life & Formation Director, Marrey Picciotti, at mpicciotti@stgilesparish.org or 708-383-3430 X 408.